Thank you, sounds good :)Any specific recommendations for food?And do you have any idea how university life is over there?
I'm not sure because I never studied there but I guess it's a multi-cultural environment you'll find lots of foreign students and maybe even some students from the same nationality as you. You should try the chilli pepper crab it's delicious. Their cuisine it's a mix of chinese and indian lots of spicies and lots of flavor. Street food is amazing too.
Lots of foreign students sounds good, the food too :)Do you know anyone who studied there?
My ex was singaporean he studied and lived there most of his life.
Oh, how cool :)Actually there is something I'd like to know. Somewhere on this forum I read that in universities in Singapore they have some strange traditions like you have to participate in photo shoots where you have to be barefoot and so on. Honestly, it seemed bs to me, but if there is any way to find out if this is true or not it would certainly help to put my mind to ease :D
Never heard about those photoshoots but in Singapore they have this tradition to leave the shoes outside and walk barefoot inside it's a bit offensive for them if you don't do it. My ex had to remind me to remove my shoes a few times before entering his house and before I got used to it.
Mmh, for me it is normal to remove shoes before entering someone's house. I don't see this as something specifically Asian. But this is just about shoes, not socks, right?Maybe, in case you are still on good terms with your ex, could you ask him if there is a tradition like that at Singaporean universities? :)
It's okay to wear socks. I can text him tomorrow now it's a bit late where he lives and I'll get back to you. If you don't mind I'll send you a follow request and I'll send you a PM.
Perfect, thank you :)
Remind me in case I forget.
@sheikalana just reminding you in case you forget :) :)
So did you ask him?
I've sent you a private message. Check your inbox.
@sheikalana That's strange, I didn't get any private message...Maybe it is because I am only level 1? Could you send it again or post it here?
It's probably in the other messages box that's why you don't get notified.
Is there another messages box? How can I access it? I checked "messages" but there is nothing.
In your messages you should be able to check 'Other messages' anyways he said he never her about that tradition and is all bs lol.
ok, glad to hear that :)
Yes, sure, I just wanted to learn more about it before going there. So have you been there or studied there yourself?
Nope. But I suggest you read up on the place your going. Learn where to go and where not to go. Look up places you'd like to go things you'd like to eat and try out.
yes, I will do that :)
yeah I see. Doesn't really sound like my thing but I'm sure not everyone will be like that.Did you have any contact with one of the universities there?
No I don't. Sorry.
Yeah, I guess so.Have you lived there or studied there or anything like that?
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Yeah, sure. So you haven't had any contact with the university or people who studied there, right?
no sorry I haven't I just commented on the city, its nice
Yeah, fortunately I do, couldn't afford it otherwise. But I won't have much money left for food, traveling etc.So have you studied there yourself and know the university system?
Yes I can try to answer any specific questions that you might have.
That's great! Actually I heard some weird stuff about universities there. I heard for example that it's not allowed to kiss in public. And about some group photo shoots at universities where the girls have to take off their shoes and socks. Can you confirm any of that?
Although kissing is not illegal there you might get some unpleasant stares in public. The other one is classified information lol 😂
Haha what do you mean by classified information? :DNo seriously, if there is any truth to that I would like to know. You can also write me a personal message if you prefer :)
It means that if you ask this anyone who studied there they will deny it 99% but since this is a anonymous account I can freely write it lol :D
I still don't understand what you mean. So why is the answer to my question a secret? Why do people who studied there deny it? So does that mean that those photo shoots exist after all?Please help me with this, I really want to know this.And again, if you prefer not to talk about this openly for some reason, please send me a message.
The schools here have some traditions like that they are keeping those like a secret, probably because they don't want to scare the newcomers. Why do you really wanna know this specifically?
You mean high schools or universities as well? But I guess I won't have to participate in those traditions as I'm just an exchange student, right?I would like to know because the thought of having to be photographed with bare feet kind of terrifies me haha. So I'd like someone to confirm that I won't have to do this.
I just went to university there but high school can also have things like this. No being an exchange student won't save you from any of those lol :D Why you terrified about this?
Because I really hate showing my bare feet to anyone. I feel so uncomfortable doing this.So can you please give me as much information about this as possible? I really want to know now. So will I HAVE to participate in those photo shoots or is this optional?Will I have to take off only my shoes or my socks as well? How will they photograph us? Will our feet be visible in the pictures?Why do we have to do this?Is it only for girls or for everyone?
This might be the answer for all your questions: If you're shy about showing your bare feet (and if you're a girl) then definitely don't go to Sinapore 😂😂
I will definitely go to Singapore, so it's too late for that.But can you please answer to my questions? I really want to know about this. Please help me.Why do you say I shouldn't go to Singapore?
I already answered them, the answer is YES 😂. I said don't go there because you said that you hate your feet being seen and you're probably spend a lot of time barefoot, specifically if you hate being seen barefoot 😅
Why do you think I will have to spend a lot of time barefoot? And no, you didn't really answer my questions. So let me ask again: Do only girls have to be barefoot during those photo shoots or guys too? When you say "barefoot", do you mean only shoes off or completely bare feet without socks either?And can you tell me anything about the reasons for this tradition?
And which university has this tradition? Where did you study?
I already mentioned that "if you're girl" so yeah :D No you must forget about the socks they won't let you have them too. I don't know the exact reasons I can only guess:)
Wow this is so strange...So have you participated in photo shoots like that? Who told the girls to take off their shoes and socks? Is this a rule set by the university? And did some of the girls try to keep their socks but they were made to take them off?
Ok, so anyways I will tell them that I don't like to show my feet, so I will hide them in the photos, so it won't bother if I'm wearing socks as they won't be visible. :)
These are traditions not written rules but they're really strict about them. Yes I attended on those photo shots but I'm not a girl. They just show up barefoot, so even if one of them tried to keep her socks then she hasn't been so successful 😂 You should really ask the girls about it not me, but I doubt that you can find one to answer lol.
Until now I haven't found any girl who confirmed this story. Actually you're the first person to do so, which is why I'm really happy to have found you. :)Do you still have contact with some girls from your university? I would really like to ask them.And do you think I'll be able to just hide my feet from the camera? I don't want them visible in those photos.
Then where did you hear about all this? Yes I have some friends from there but I doubt that they'll want to talk to you about this :D No I don't think that you can hide your feet from the camera 😂
There was some guy who told me this in another forum. I thought it was all bs though, so I decided to ask again here. Why do you think they won't talk to me about this? Maybe if you tell them how this is for me and that I want to know more about this? You can send them my e-mail address, I don't want to talk on the phone or anything like that.And why is it impossible to hide my feet during the photo shoot? I guess it will be a big group, so I could just stand in the back, right?
OK I'll let you know if I can do it. You have to stay in line and the girls are almost always in front of the boys so no you probably can not hide them but you can try. But even if you manage it then there will be some individual shots.
Thank you, you would be really helping me!Ok, so the girls are in front of the boys, but maybe if we are sitting, I can just sit on my feet, right?And individual shots will be full-body including feet as well?
There were a lot of shots I can't remember all of them. What if when you're standing up?
Yeah, if we're standing up it will be difficult to hide my feet, that's true. So I hope we'll be sitting, so I can hide them underneath my body.Anyway, what's the purpose of those pictures anyway? Will they be published somewhere? Who will get them?
Hey. Have you seen my last post? :)And did you manage to ask some of your friends from university?
Yeah I asked them, they said that there is no escaping from this, no socks you have to show your bare feet. Also if you try to escape from the photo-shoot then you'd get punished by your classmates :D